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Poll of Wyoming Republicans: Enzi 54, Cheney 26
Hotair ^ | 07/23/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 07/23/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Granted, the poll comes from left-leaning PPP but (a) they called the election correctly last November, (b) their new national poll has Obama’s approval rating in the crapper, and (c) their numbers here are actually slightly more favorable to Cheney than the numbers from Conservative Intelligence Briefing last week.

Cheney starts out at a 54/26 disadvantage in her primary challenge to Enzi. She only has a narrowly positive favorability rating with GOP primary voters at 40/34, while Enzi is quite popular with a 66/24 approval rating. The two actually are pretty close among voters describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ with Enzi leading just 43/37. But his 68/14 advantage with moderate Republicans and 52/26 edge with ‘somewhat conservative’ ones make it uncompetitive overall…

The only scenario in which Democrats could be competitive for this seat- and it’s very far fetched- is one in which Freudenthal decided to run and then Cheney somehow defeated Enzi in the primary. Freudenthal would actually lead Cheney 45/42 in a hypothetical match, likely due to her under water 33/43 favorability rating with the overall electorate. Cheney would still lead Trauner 49/31.

Even if by some chance Enzi decided to retire, Cheney would be far from the favorite in an open seat Senate contest. Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, who has a 55/25 approval rating with Republican primary voters, would start out leading her 41/34.

CIB’s poll had Enzi leading 55/21 with a stratospheric net favorable rating of +70. People on Twitter are responding to the new PPP data by pointing out that Rubio began in a deep hole against Crist in 2010 too, which is true. But it’s apples and oranges. For one thing, there was room to run to Crist’s right, a huge advantage in the tea-party summer of 2010; for another, and maybe this is my own perception of Sunshine Charlie shining through, Enzi’s a far more likable incumbent than the slippery, say-anything-to-win Crist. Crist comes off like a personal injury lawyer, Enzi comes off as grandpa. It’s not easy to convince people to toss grandpa out of office because he’s too old. And third, Rubio never had to deal with a problem like this:

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Even among Republicans, a plurality think she should be running in Virginia. That’ll change as people see her campaigning around the state, but how dramatic will the change be? Rand Paul’s already been attacking her as a carpetbagger. That accusation’s likely to dog her for the rest of the race.

Of all the numbers listed above, the real headache for Cheney, I think, is that she trails Enzi at the moment even among “very conservative” voters. That’ll change too: Conservative talk radio is firmly in her corner and she’s bound to get some endorsements from other tea-party heroes (maybe Palin?), but I’m guessing she’ll have to win that demographic by at least 25 points in order to neutralize Enzi’s overwhelming support among moderates. Is that plausible, bearing in mind that Enzi will be voting even more conservative than usual in the Senate over the next 15 months to protect his right flank? Probably not, but then I also thought that the Rubio/Crist race would be very close to the bitter end, so that shows how much I know.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: cheney; enzi; lizcheney; mikeenzi; randsconcerntrolls; wy2014; wyoming

1 posted on 07/23/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Of all the numbers listed above, the real headache for Cheney, I think, is that she trails Enzi at the moment even among “very conservative” voters.

Given her support for gay marriage, I wouldn't count on her improving all that much in that category.

2 posted on 07/23/2013 2:42:40 PM PDT by Kazan
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To: Kazan

Carpetbagging 101 = FAIL.


3 posted on 07/23/2013 2:43:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Both Cheney and Enzi was flawed candidates. Wyoming can definitely do better.


4 posted on 07/23/2013 2:44:01 PM PDT by RB156
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To: stephenjohnbanker

RE: Carpetbagging 101 = FAIL.

Not in Wyoming, but it worked wonderfully in NY State.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 2:45:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The GOP-e simply unleashing a barrage of meaningless early polls and public displays of affection from McCain and others in an effort to do all they can to politically kill Cheney before she picks up steam.

Pffft....


6 posted on 07/23/2013 2:46:42 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Did you say carpet ... like in rug ?


7 posted on 07/23/2013 2:50:24 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liz Cheney is a RINO New World Order pusher just like her dad.


8 posted on 07/23/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: Obadiah

Liz Cheney >is< GOP-e RINO.


9 posted on 07/23/2013 2:57:53 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s early though. It doesn’t matter now only on election day.


10 posted on 07/23/2013 3:12:24 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: SeekAndFind

Why doesn’t the Cheney family have a drone strike kill Enzi?


11 posted on 07/23/2013 3:17:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

too soon...


12 posted on 07/23/2013 3:25:19 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I were in Wyoming, I would vote Enzi.

I am not in Wyoming. But the pro-sodomite position of Liz Cheney bothers me immensely.


13 posted on 07/23/2013 3:30:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Some people like Enzi being a soft spoken style but firm on issues like Amnesty.

I dont remember Enzi being the 60th vote to help Democrats pass something.

Liz Cheney can’t change a thing without 60 conservative Republicans which won’t happen.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 3:41:35 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: laplata
Liz Cheney is a RINO New World Order pusher just like her dad.

The strategy of the GOPe is to now run flawed primary challengers posing as psuedo-teaparty candidates.

This is done in order distract the voters and protect the incumbent from a real conservative challenger.

It appears to be working.

15 posted on 07/23/2013 3:41:52 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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That’s right. If she was a true conservative she would battle it out with a liberal in Virginia.


16 posted on 07/23/2013 3:46:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
That’s right. If she was a true conservative she would battle it out with a liberal in Virginia.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner will be up for re-election next year. Among his potential challengers, I like Mike Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

17 posted on 07/23/2013 3:54:24 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Democratic Senator Mark Warner will be up for re-election next year. Among his potential challengers, I like Mike Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association.


Good choice!


18 posted on 07/23/2013 4:09:02 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As long as we have electronic voting, God Himself could run against Obama and loose.


19 posted on 07/23/2013 4:14:06 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Uh huh.


20 posted on 07/23/2013 5:35:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: knarf

No, like this: “ new resident who seeks private gain from an area often by meddling in its business or politics “


21 posted on 07/24/2013 9:26:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"But the pro-sodomite position of Liz Cheney bothers me immensely."

That was the basis for my attempt at sarcastic humor in #7

22 posted on 07/24/2013 9:30:26 AM PDT by knarf (`)
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